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Toy Story Mania! Brings Amusement Park Attraction to the Living Room Available Now for Wii™

Toy Story Mania!

Based on the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort’s Must-Ride Attraction and starring the charming cast of the Disney•Pixar Toy Story franchise, Toy Story Mania! features bonus unlockable 3-D gameplay

BURBANK, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Sep 15, 2009 Toy Story Mania!, a bi-coastal star attraction at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, is now available for the Wii™ system. The newest title from Disney Interactive Studios brings classic Disney•Pixar Toy Story characters together as they stage their own fun-filled carnival, featuring familiar and one-of-a-kind midway-inspired games, alongside bonus unlockable levels in 3-D.

“Toy Story Mania! is the first video game to be directly inspired by a Disney attraction,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “Developing this game was truly a collaborative effort between Disney Interactive Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Imagineers and the Disney Parks team. As a result, the end product fully captures the essence of the attraction and delivers a new fun-filled experience appropriate for all members of the family.”

Toy Story Mania! features multiplayer competitive and cooperative modes supporting up to four players to provide hours of fun. Ten fast-paced shooting galleries are featured, including some adapted from the theme park attraction and others that are original. For example, the attraction’s popular Pie Toss game is represented in the game’s training level, and five additional levels based on the theme park experience are available as unlockables in story mode. Players can also team up to unlock Easter eggs and collectibles.

Toy Story Mania! also shares another feature with the theme park attraction—and now the movies that inspired it—with bonus unlockable 3-D gameplay, lets players experience parts of the game in eye-popping 3-D! “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2” are heading back to the big screen—this time in Disney Digital 3D™; the exclusive double feature hits theaters this October. And “Toy Story 3,”a brand new 3D adventure is slated for June 18, 2010.

Published by Disney Interactive Studios and developed by Papaya Studio, Toy Story Mania! is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and available now at a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Toy Story Mania: The Mobile Game is also available on all major wireless carriers. Toy Story Mania: The Mobile Game is an arcade game featuring favorite characters from the movie! Fans play as the honorary toy and test their skills in zany and fun carnival games. Players compete for high scores, unlock bonus stages and earn points to win tickets. Tickets can be used to purchase special items in the prize booth. Toy Story Mania: The Mobile Game available for iPhone, iPod Touch and Java/Brew platforms.

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About Disney Interactive Studios
Disney Interactive Studios, part of Disney Interactive Media Group, is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games, mobile games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California, and has internal development studios around the world. For more information, log on to http://www.disneyinteractivestudios.com.

To the Big Screen and Beyond… In Disney Digital 3D

About Disney Pixar’s Toy Story Movie Franchise
The toys are back—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2” return to the big screen in a spectacular 3D double feature on October 2, 2009. The double feature kicks off a Disney Digital 3D™ Toy Story celebration, which culminates in a brand new adventure starring Buzz and Woody: “Toy Story 3”— in theaters June 18, 2010.

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